About IIPE

Investigaciones Internacionales de Personal Ejecutivo (IIPE) is a Latin American based candidate research firm covering multiple industries and disciplines across the globe. Strong client relationships, dedication to quality and our proprietary processes enable us to accelerate the time to fill while lowering the total cost per hire.


IIPE is not a RPO but a true boutique customized solution to augment your recruiting lifecycle.    Our business model allows our clients to benefit though cost saving of 40 – 60% on internal expenses and ROIT. Recruiters are best at using their time to build relationships and close deals. Our efficient process and detailed list generation allows your recruiters the time to focus on what they do best.


Based in Playa del Carmen Mexico, we are neighbors to the USA and therefore have the business acumen, knowledge and understanding of infrastructure within many USA organizations. The principal of IIPE is onsite 70% of the year as a leader in business development, client relations and oversees project management.


IIPE’s executive team is proud to be certified by AESC and AIRS Certified Diversity Recruiter. The IIPE staff are college educated, multi-lingual and are trained by our principal and by industry professionals in the sourcing community.  The IIPE team regularly attends sourcing/recruiting symposiums and seminars to stay ahead as well as training with Internet, ATS and related software.

History of IIPE

Karen Russo, the principal of IIPE is a member of The Pinnacle Society, The Premier Consortium of Industry-Leading Recruiters in North America.   Karen is established in the industry since 1986.  She owns and operates a boutique recruiting firm, K. Russo Consulting Inc. in the USA.  In the corporate world, Karen is known for her ability to place top talent in Human Resources, Public Relations, Marketing and Communication as well as other disciplines in corporate America. Constantly seeking ways to become more efficient and provide premium services, in 2007 Karen launched IIPE.

What can IIPE do for you?